Saturday, June 30, 2012


Time hasn't been gentle on this beauty.  Luckily, I easily could see the potential in her curvy legs, intricate carved detailing, solid wood frame, and gold paint and brought her home.  After all, she's the perfect recipe for paint!

With the new Chalk Paint® color just out, Antoinette, I knew exactly the color I was going to paint her!  The upholstery, that's a whole different story! ;)

After a complete strip down of old tapestry on top of even older tapestry, batting, straw, and springs I gave little Antoinette a wipe down and started in with paint.  After a light distressing to reveal the gold paint that lie underneath, I finished her with a loving rub down of clear wax.  I love this chair.  I love how even after all these years and all the bumps she's endured, she's still beautiful, still strong, and most importantly still around for many to enjoy for many years to come.  Antoinette is very sturdy and I could sit in it and enjoy the fruits of my labor, but simply looking at this beautiful chair refreshes my soul.  What refreshes your soul?



  1. Christie,
    Love this color choice for this piece.So pretty!!! What refreshes my soul good question.Taking nature walks with my family and looking at all the beauty around us.
    Have a great weekend.

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